HIV infection and antiphospholipid antibody: Literature review and link to the antiphospholipid syndrome

Ali Hassoun, Zaid Al-Kadhimi, Joseph Cervia

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Abstract

There is a high incidence of antiphospholipid antibodies, detected by assays for anticardiolipin or lupus-like anticoagulant, in HIV disease. However, a link to the antiphospholipid syndrome, with clinical thrombosis, is tenuous. We report a case of a 25-year-old man with undetermined risk factors for HIV presenting with possible antiphospholipid syndrome manifesting as necrotic skin lesions as the initial clinical presentation for HIV. We also review the literature exploring the association between HIV and antiphospholipid syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-340
Number of pages8
JournalAIDS Patient Care and STDs
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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